Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Trench: Proverbs and Their Lessons

Proverbs and Their Lessons by Richard Chenevix Trench (1857)

This book contains six lectures by Trench, with material from various languages, including Latin: 1. The Form and Definition of a Proverb; 2. The Generation of Proverbs; 3. The Proverb of Different Nations Compared; 4. The Poetry, Wit and Wisdom of Proverbs; 5. The Morality of Proverbs; 6. The Theology of Proverbs. There is even a nice little appendix, "On the Metrical Latin Proverbs of the Middle Ages."


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